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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/25/2013 9:26:40 PM

Reviewer: Bev, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Getting my 6th infusion tomorrow - so far no results. In last 2 months had 2 major flares. On Prednisone with sliding doses since dx 6 1/2 yrs ago. Had 3 doses of Rituxin, then Orencia, which was great, until it stopped working last year. Can' take DMARDS, had reactions to all of them! Same with mthx. I'm getting very depressed - any suggestions??

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/4/2013 7:31:06 PM

Reviewer: markymark, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
well after my seventh infusion this also stopped working for me. only one good week. bummer going to start the new JAK inhibitor soon. fingers crossed this works.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/29/2013 11:54:38 PM

Reviewer: kaimakaha, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had RA for 13 years, been on all the other drugs. Being an RN am very cautious about new meds, but have had cancer 4 times as well so, 2 and a half years ago went on Actemra (along with MTX and Leflunomide...no NSAIDS as I required 4 units of blood from a clotting disorder related to them after using for all those years!)...this drug is a miracle. I have had no side effects and my Rheumat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/18/2013 11:15:55 AM

Reviewer: Mathilda59, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was introduced to Actemra by my Rheumatologist who put me in a 5-year study. Now, 2 years after my participation in the study came to an end, I get monthly infusions at my rheumatologist's office. This drug has been amazing for me -- I rarely need even Tylenol for pain. The last week prior to my next infusion I get a little stiff and sore, but nothing unmanageble. I had large nodules on ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/31/2012 6:56:13 PM

Reviewer: markymark, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have had seven treatments so far. It has worked very well. No side effects.

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